Two Chinese nationals working at a construction site in Ivo River at the boundary area between Ohaozara and Ivo local government areas of Ebonyi State have been kidnapped by suspected herdsmen.
The victims whose names were given as Sun Zhixin and Wang Quing Hu were kidnapped at about 3:30 pm yesterday; they were taken away by the men said to be wearing facial masks.
The Chinese, both males, were said to be working with Tongyi Construction Company handling the construction of the the road leading to Ogwu and Okpanku communities in Ivo LGA in Ebonyi and Aninri LGA in Enugu states respectively.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Loveth Odah, said that the police have commenced actions targeted at rescuing the victims.
She said that upon getting information on the incident, the Commissioner for Police in the state, CP Awosola Awotinde, mobilised a tactical team to the scene to get firsthand information on how it happened for appropriate action to be taken.
The police spokesperson, however, said that serious efforts were being made to, not only rescue the victims, but also, apprehend the criminals for prosecution according to the law.